Noel Kavanagh Snr., chairman, on right, and Noel Kavanagh Jnr., managing director, Kavanagh Group.

Kavanagh Group launch €2m. revamped Claremorris SuperValu store

SUPERVALU has launched its new look, state-of-the-art store in Claremorris following a significant investment of €2 million.

It comes as the Kavanagh Group announce it has invested €12 million into their Galway and Mayo SuperValu stores over the past two years, resulting in state-of-the-art stores in Westport, Castlebar, Kiltimagh, Moycullen, Clifden and Claremorris.

Kavanagh’s SuperValu Claremorris currently employs 60 people and the store revamp will create 10 additional jobs in Claremorris.

The new look SuperValu, which launches on Thursday, is set to offer an extended range of top-quality produce, including fresh pastries and breads from a new instore bakery, homemade kitchen meals cooked instore, as well as premium Italian range of artisan products.

The art store has added an instore post office to better serve the needs of the local community, as well as a brand-new coffee shop.

The revamp brings new and exclusive ranges to local shoppers from the likes of The Happy Pear to an extensive range of Taste of Local items sourced directly from the region. This includes produce from Achill Island Sea Salt, Hillcrest Bakery, Jack & Eddies sausages and rashers, Cabot’s of Westport, and Hanley’s Salads.

Supporting local is of key importance to the team in SuperValu Claremorris and customers will be able to try out products from local producers in the Taste of Local area in store.

The Claremorris team are committed to sustainability and have gone to extensive lengths to be as environmentally conscious as possible in designing the new look store. The revamp includes a full refit of all lighting to new LED spec, a complete replacement of all refrigeration, and the implementation of digital SELs within the store’s innovative design.

It is envisaged that these measures will lead to a reduction in energy consumption of up to 30 per cent across the premises.

Commenting on the launch of the new store, Kavanagh Group managing director Noel Kavanagh Jr. said: “The relaunch of our SuperValu Claremorris store marks a significant investment in our Mayo/Galway stores over the past two years.

“We are delighted to be bringing our new look format to our Claremorris store after much hard work from the team. The new state-of-the-art store will offer our customers a greatly enhanced shopping experience so we are truly excited to bring our new offering to the people of Claremorris and are extremely grateful to all of our loyal customers who continue to support us in the local community. We look forward to seeing them in store soon.”

SuperValu Claremorris is independently owned and has been at the heart of the local community in Claremorris for almost 30 years. The store is a longstanding sponsor of the local GAA clubs and has long been a supporter of the local SuperValu TidyTowns group and their community initiatives.

The Kavanagh Group employ over 1,000 people and own 10 SuperValu stores in across Mayo, Galway and Donegal.